Prof. Dr. Fabienne Bossuyt

Credits: Eduard Delputte

Fabienne Bossuyt is Associate Professor at and co-coordinator of the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES). She holds a PhD from Aston University (UK) and Ghent University based on a doctoral dissertation on the EU's influence in Post-Soviet Central Asia. Previously, she obtained a Master’s degree in Translation Studies (Ghent University, 2004) and a postgraduate degree in International Relations and Conflict Management (KULeuven, 2005). She is a senior lecturer in the MA programme in EU Studies and the MA Programme in Global Studies. In addition, she is co-director of the Eureast Platform of Ghent University. She is also a Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS, and is active as an affiliated researcher of EUCAM and a member of the Academic Board of the European Neighbourhood Council.

Research interests

  • External policies of the EU
  • EU relations with Central Asia
  • EU relations with the post-Soviet space

GIES research areas


  • The European Union's Neighbourhood Policies
  • Community Service Learning
  • Thematic Specialization in EU Politics
  • Internship Master EU-Studies
  • Seminar MA dissertation